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concerns for the working people's neighborhood. these are people that work. they have been here. they put their heart and soul into this community and this city. i do not think we can ignore the fears that they have. i think it is important to look at each individual and see and take into consideration each individual that lives there. i look forward to further conversations on this. >> i will reiterate what my fellow commissioners said. thank you all for your time and for being here this evening. i want to pick up on the theme that commissioner sugaya brought about in local and organize. it is very important. we have our meetings. they are televised.
you can send e-mail set any time. you can also come and participate in the process. i know there will be several more hearings on parkmerced. it will be very important that we hear from you and your supervisor hear from you. if a tree falls and no one hears it, does it make a sound? it is the classic phrase. people always ask. we know that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. i am not saying that is the right way that things are. if people are not vocal or out there, people do not know really what is going on. it is important your supervisor knows how you feel about this. it is important that you come to a place -- it is really important to figure out what is acceptable. is there anything that is acceptable? i think it is really important to think about. we always look for how we can
craft the best opportunity for the city and community. we all know that you live here. you are passionate about it. i cannot imagine a by lived somewhere for 50 years and had faced not being in the same place i had been in my whole life. i cannot imagine how that would feel. i think it is really important that we bring all this together to figure out how we create the parkmerced of the future that allows the working class people, the people who have boys lived here and enjoy the community for what it is, to also be able to embrace some degree of newness as well to create a community that is best for everyone. that is what it is all about. we have to figure out how we can together kraft the best opportunity that supports your lives and also supports the city overall. none of us have figured out where we are on the project. we're learning about it as it is evolving and unfolding.
we are answering and asking the same questions that you are about all the different elements of the plan. that is related to housing, rent control, everything. nothing is on or off the table at this point. everybody is listening to everything as it unfolds and try to figure out how we do the best work we can for you to make this city the best place it can be. i want to say that it is really important to be active and vocal. being constructive is another important element of things. sometimes that gets lost in the debate of things. we all know that at some level and at some degree, there will always be change and progress. the thing is to be part of that in a way that is positive for all of us. that is the thing i would add. i hope he will check out our planning web site. you can see our calendars. it has the items there.
you can also download any sort of agenda items. you can also send something to the secretary. all the information is there. i encourage you to be active participants in making your community better. >> before we adjourn, if i may, there was a side remark earlier when the material was submitted about whether we read it. yes, we do. we really do. any emails that you send to the commission go to our secretary. she instantly forwards them to all of us. they get an hour in box immediately. all of that material is taken into consideration. we do not just set it aside. it is our obligation as commissioners for san francisco and for u.s. citizens to do that. -- and for you, as citizens, to
do that. those who send emails and did not show up at public testimony, we hear from everybody. it is not just the developers whose presentation we hear. it is not only the staff and gives us there learned opinion. -- their learned opinions based on the codes and what they do. it all comes into consideration. i do not want anyone to think that we ignore it because we do not. >> mr. president, could i have one last word? following up on that comment, i may be accused of not listening to testimony. but i did go through one document handed to us by pauley marshall. she was the person who identified herself as a commissioner from the rent board but was not speaking on behalf of the rent board. she did present a fairly lengthy
opinion with respect to the development agreement and her viewpoint coming from the rent board. it is quite compelling. i think we need to have city attorneys take a look at this. i would like to especially have the attorneys who staff the report at a hearing where we can ask some questions raised in this document. [applause] i frankly do not have the city attorney's offices staffed the various departments of boards. i do not think our land use staff are the same attorneys that staff the rent board. i just found a compelling. i am sorry i did not listen to everybody. we did read the material. i did read the material. >> commissioner moore?
>> we do not just listen to people in the neighborhood. you are perfectly able to bring in friends and experts and people whose opinions you trust. the sierra club was speaking tonight. several other people who represent other aspects of community planning, even other neighborhoods came. this is what to of like to encourage you to do. ultimately, it is a larger voice than just the people who live here to rally around issues of common concern. >> director? >> thank you, commissioners. to cover some logistics, there is a hearing scheduled next week on this item. it was scheduled for your calendar at the end of the day. the initial -- the purpose of next week's hearing had been scheduled for initiation of the project.
obviously, you have asked for us to cover the topics today that were not presented today that were the specifics of the housing and transportation. i need to redo the staff needs to know to prepare and we need to get an agenda out tomorrow. i need to know if your preference is to cover those items next week along with initiation or if you want to cover just one of the items. i just need some direction on how you want to proceed on that. >> it is hard for me to speak for the entire commission. some may disagree with me. i would think we should attempt to cover those two items next week. we may have to put off initiation. we can put it on the calendar, but it may be continued. >> i believe that is a wise direction. i would strongly support you. initiation at this moment with a number of unresolved issues -- i
think there will be more questions coming from the commission on particular aspects that i feel have not been touched on. i think that is the perfect lead in into working on the project in more depth. >> as long as it has been scheduled, leave it there with the thought that it may be continued. >> we will be prepared to present the two topics that were on tonight and leave the possibility for initiation on there. >> i am agreeable with that. we have had correspondence in regards to and have had presentations on both of the issues in previous hearings. we need to do it in more depth. they will answer many of the questions raised tonight. we sort of got the comments before we have the presentation. i think that would be very good. those of you who have concerns should come next week to hear the presentations with regards to these two issues. >> thank you, everybody. [gavel pounds]
giants fans and for the elected officials here in city hall to announce formally the trophy tour. we will be bringing the trophy to a city near you but will first stop. the start of the official tour is here, the visa tour, in early january. january 5, we will be celebrate your birthday and the world series victory from the giants. it will be making its way all throughout the state and even going over the state border. we are honored to have the trophy here as a preview of that tour, available for your viewing
pleasure and for your photographic memories. we will have this trophy available here for a few hours this afternoon before we head off with mayor cluck of arlington, who was kind enough to join us today. around the applause for the mayor. to fulfill the mayor's obligation, and that is saddling the bets between the city and county of san francisco and texas. we are not going to rub it in any more. but the world series trophy is here for his feeling pleasure as well. we will be down there with brett hart school, and the mayor will
be the manager, as well i, with the junior giants. he will be filling his community service -- my kind of community service. being out there with the kids and junior giants. i want to thank the giants organization for a lot of us to put delaware that bet in an appropriate manner. this goes back to 1994. brett hart, for what it is worth, was one of the adopted schools when that fund was established. that school is making a difference for thousands of children in the state, across some of the border states. i am proud of the giants for doing good work in the community and celebrating his victory for us.
i know you came here to see the strophe and hear from the team. it is great to have you all here. bill nukom, on behalf of the team, if you could come up. >> nobody wants to follow that guy to the microphone. i will try to get to the point. it is a special pleasure, mayor newsom, to be back here in your building. we were just here six weeks ago outside of this magnificent building. we had just come from a wonderful parade witnessed by over 1 million folks, all of joy, appreciate it with the giants baseball team had accomplished this year and in
the post season. it is great to be back here to see the inside of this amazing building than to be able to announce this world champion trophy tour. we are still a overjoyed, we are proud, and we are humbled by what the baseball team accomplished for this community, for its fan base around the world. we are also very appreciative of what this city, what our fan base has done for our team, and the support that you have shown us for a long time. i do not think anybody in the organization could have estimated the kind of outpouring of support we would feel and see during the last two months of the season. it was magnificent, it was
resolute, and it had a real affect on us. i remember brian fabian saying, these ballplayers have no idea the breath of the fan base. they have a good day and played in front of 43,000 fans, but they do not understand how broad that fan base is. we were all touched by it. we have all waited a good long time for this trophy to catch your -- get here. so this seemed to us by the time to show our gratitude. the best way we can do that is to take this handsome trophy and to take it out into giants country and to give all of you a chance to get up close and personal with it, see it, and remind what it is that we did to
get it. we want it as a team. we played baseball the right way. we were respectful of our opponents, and we still are. so this is the announcement of the world champion trophy tour. the trophy is sponsored by visa. it is accompanied by a truck outside. that truck will take the trophy all over northern california, central california, oregon, nevada, and it is also going down to spring training. in january, it is " to have its first visit to new york. then it will go to cooperstown where the franchise was founded years ago. as the mayor said, we will be back here january 4 for the first thought on that door and then off to 35 cities where we will hear more about the details.
before closing, let me just tell you what we have been up to since we saw you here on november 3. there is no off-season in baseball in terms of the amount of work that has to be done. most people's celebrations ended right after the parade. some people had put in long hours before the landing of the plane from arlington and everyone was hard at work on november 4. the point is, there is no room for complacency. this is too competitive of a game. we have raised our fan base and want to deliver by continuing to be contenders for postseason baseball you're in, year out. the baseball folks immediately turned to an analogy for the season, how can they do it
again? they have been hard at work. the good news is, we should be back with essentially the same team that won it all in 2010. we have outstanding, young starting pitching. we have one of the great closers in baseball. we will have a very strong bullpen again. we have the rookie of the year catcher. we have position players that make a difference. we are delighted to be able to come to terms with aubrey huff, delighted to have him back with us. the same for mike fontano and pat burrell. we are also happy to have miguel tejada here, whom many of you know from across the bay. we are happy to have him here with us. we have two short months before
our pitchers and catchers will report for duty in scottsdale and start the process. we have shut them down for much of november because of a long season and distressful last two months. they are all cranked back up again, getting in shape, ready to to spring training. we cannot wait to start in scottsdale. we cannot wait to have a championship season here next year. thank you for being here. thank you for your support. larry? [applause] >> thank you very much, bill, thank you, once again, to the mayor of san francisco, mayor newsom, and special appreciation from the giants to the city department heads, members of city agencies, board of supervisors, who were so integral in helping us with all
of the civic activities around the giants this year, and especially that day on november 3 where you were willing to turn the city inside out to accommodate a wonderful celebration. so thank you to the city and county of san francisco. we could not have asked for a more beautiful showcase and a more beautiful setting to showcase the trophy than here in city hall. in a little bit, we will have the chance for all of you to come here and have your picture taken with the trophy. we wanted to acknowledge -- bill mentioned that wonderful truck. we want to acknowledge our longtime sponsors visa and toyota's contributions. they are the official sponsors. visa is the official sponsor and
toyota is providing the vehicle for transportation. i would also like to thank the representatives for being here. i want to thank chris and trey from toyota for being here. just a little bit about the specifics of the tour. as bill mentioned, we begin here on january 4, 5, and we will be here again in city hall for those of you who do not have the chance to get your photograph taken today. then we are off to the state capitol on january 6. from there, we will go throughout northern and central california. we will cover the central valley, north of sacramento, through the north coast, sierra nevada, central coast, north
bay, bringing this trophy to giants fans. as you know, there are giants fans in a lot of places not in this region. we are going to make some tea taurus. we will be making a visit to troy, new york. i do not know if any of you know the significance of troy, new york, but that is where the very first team where in the name giants played, so we will be going there accompanied with a trip to cooperstown. of course, we will go to new york city to bring it to our friends in new york city, the former home of the giants franchise. a complete listing of all the communities and dates are in the press kit, available to you. just a little bit about what happens when the trophy arrives in the community. each stop is expected to last
about two hours. we would do our best to accommodate everyone. the viewings are free to the public. there will be an opportunity for a professional photograph to be taken of you with the trophy. those photographs will be available for purchase on-line. so once again, the test run, kick off to the trophy tour will be right over here from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. we are anxious to get started, anxious to bring the trophy to giants fans everywhere. the best fans in baseball. thank you very much. [applause] >> i do not know what more we can add that has not been stated. i want to again express our appreciation to the giants for
beginning the tour here. thank you again for making this city what it is. without the fans, the giants' organization would not be what it is. your enthusiasm and energy is wonderful. i think a fifth generation giants fan -- i am try to work on the math. i can only attest to my grandfather. as someone who has loved the sense of spirit and pride with the giants, it is a pretty extraordinary and powerful thing to be here today. it is wonderful to see what sports can do for a community. for those who dismiss it, do not do it so lightly. this has been a wonderful thing bringing people together, not only from all over the region and state, but as we discovered,
from all over the nation, and all over the world, coming in on a moment's notice to share in the parade. thank you for the extraordinary memories. thank you for your proud past, the extraordinary present we are enjoying. here is to a great -- because you always have to look forward -- to a great 2011 season. thank you for coming out today. [applause]